As a follow-up to yesterday's posting about my participation in the judging for this year's Federal Duck Stamp competition late last week, I wanted to post the finalists today, First, Second and Third placers. A nail-biting cliff hanger on Saturday morning as these three wonderful images tied for first place with equal vote totals from the five judges. We broke the tie by settling on the Third Place winner with the point count and then had to break yet another tie for the the First/Second Place images with another round of votes. Anxiety for the artists, anxiety for the judges as well. In the end, the three works that took the winning spots were all delightful works of art. Here is a link to a press release from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about the winners and the competition.